Contents to Volume 54, Number 3
Inside this month’s issue of GSM, Noel Davenhill examines the key issues of Northern Rhodesia from 1924 to 1963, including the elusive 1953 inverted Script CA watermark and in 1923 the first miniature sheet was issued by Luxembourg. Michael Burzan gives a study of its various shades, printings and overprints before looking at the other miniature sheet firsts that followed.
Contents August 2023
A collection of the latest philatelic news from around the world.
More of the latest reports from the nation’s philatelic societies.
Forthcoming fairs and auctions.
Around the Houses
News of recent auction results.
Last month, Richard West marked the 50th anniversary of the Isle of Man’s independent stamps with a review of some of the key issues produced over the past five decades. This month, he brings us up to date with a look at the processes used by the modern-day Post Office when creating a new stamp issue.
Royal Mail pays tribute to the Windrush generation with a set of eight stamps to mark the 75th anniversary of their first arrival in Britain.
British Private Local Issues: Part 1
Christer Brunström FRPSL examines Britain’s private island posts to see if they meet the criteria for a legitimate postal service.
In this month’s round-up of news for modern GB collectors, John Deering continues his look at the re-introduced Europe up to 100g service indicator on Post & Go stamps and unveils more new April 2022 printing dates found on barcoded Machins.
GB Specialised Supplement
The latest supplement to the Stanley Gibbons Great Britain Specialised Catalogue.
British Colonial and Protectorate Stamps Part 41: Northern Rhodesia
Noel Davenhill examines the key issues of Northern Rhodesia from 1924 to 1963, including the elusive 1953 inverted Script CA watermark.
More readers have their say, courtesy of the GSM postbag.
The 1873 Vienna World’s Fair
Using contemporary collectables and commemorative issues, Michael Burzan highlights Vienna’s 1873 World Fair, with its famous Rotunda exhibition hall, as it marks its 150th anniversary.
From Defiance to Derision: Ukrainian Philatelic Propaganda During the War With Russia
We explore the numerous stamps and postal items designed and issued by Ukraine to send a clear message of defiance to Russia.
The Mails to South Africa: Part 2 The Merger
Mike Dovey concludes his article on maritime mails to South Africa with a review of the postal history produced after the merger of the Union and Castle Lines in 1900.
The latest books and catalogues read and rated.
The Centenary of the First Miniature Sheet
In 1923 the first miniature sheet was issued by Luxembourg. Michael Burzan gives a study of its various shades, printings and overprints before looking at the other miniature sheet firsts that followed.
The Local Railways of South Tyrol
Gerhard Freund highlights two local railway lines and their associated postal history which were developed in Austria and northern Italy in the early part of the 20th Century.
Stamps to look out for from Uganda.
Gone But Not Forgotten
John Moody investigates the complicated issues of Estonia in another article looking at former stamp-issuing regions of the world.
2022 Foreign Postal Stationery
Geir Sør-Reime continues his annual review of modern foreign postal stationery from around the world with a listing of issues from Portugal to Russia.
Stamp News in Brief
A summary of recent and forthcoming issues.
Alison Boyd investigates the stories behind some of the latest stamp issues from around the world.
Shore to Shore
We highlight the latest new issues from Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.
Don’t miss your chance to win a £50 Stanley Gibbons voucher in our regular competition.
Hugh Jefferies offers more thoughts from the Catalogue Editor’s chair.
The latest, 12-page update to the Stanley Gibbons Catalogue.